Former Judge

Former Chief Justices, Orissa High Court

Hon'ble Mr. Justice Jagneswar Dash

  • Date of Birth 29-07-1936
  • Educational Qualification LL.B.
  • Date of Appointment 20-03-1989
Born on the Bhadrav Amabasya day of 1936 at Sonepur in the district of Bolangir, Orissa. He had his matriculation from Maharaja High School, Sonepur in the year 1953. After that he studied in the G.M. College, Sambalpur, Ravenshaw College, Cuttack and M.S. Law College, Cuttack and obtained his LL.B. Degree in the year 1961. He obtained his Pleadership licence in February, 1962 and he was enrolled as an Advocate in May, 1962. He was practising as an Advocate at Sambalpur both in the Civil and Criminal sides and he handled many important revenue matters in the courts of R.D.C. and Board of Revenue. He appeared in some cases in the High Court of Orissa.

Mr. Das was a part-time Lecturer in Law from 1970 to 1975 in the Lajpat Rai Law College, Sambalpur and he held the post till he joined on 15-12-1975 in the Orissa Superior Judicial Service (Senior Branch) as a District Judge. Mr. Das worked as District Judge of Balasore, Dhenkanal and Cuttack. He functioned as Commissioner of Endowments from 1981 to 1983 and as Law Secretary from July, 1987 till his elevation to the Bench.

He served as the Judge of Orissa High Court from 20.3.1989 - 22.1.1990.